Chronic Illness

PM360 Awards Event In New York City – 3 Minute Read

PM360 Award Article This week I was one of two patient advocates that were awarded a PM360 Elite winner. It was a celebration to show appreciation for the work many have done to help others in the health sectors. It was an honor to be recognized as a patient advocate at the event. Every day… Continue reading PM360 Awards Event In New York City – 3 Minute Read

Chronic Illness, Mindset

Finding The Right Mindset With Chronic Illness And 6 Tools That Might Help – 3 Minute Read

Every so often, I get asked a question that makes me reflect on my chronic illness journey. This, of course, leads me to think of all the horrible times when every day got me down, and my quality of life was low, to say the least. It also makes me think about all the good… Continue reading Finding The Right Mindset With Chronic Illness And 6 Tools That Might Help – 3 Minute Read

Chronic Illness, Support Network

Why Helping Others Is The Best Drug For Chronic Illness

Recently I had three friends reach out to me at the same time for help. A friend of theirs went through hell and back due to a major surgical complication, and they thought of me. I wonder why? I have no experience when it comes to surgery. I kid I kid. In fact, I'd call… Continue reading Why Helping Others Is The Best Drug For Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness, Exercise & Activity, Routines & Structure, Triathlon

Back To The Basics – Being Active With Chronic Illness (3 Minute Read)

Recently I posted a poll on my Instagram with a variety of topics to my followers. The winner was “Working out with chronic illness,” and even though I am an IRONMAN, I’m not in an excellent place health wise right now. For this reason, I wanted to talk about something EXTREMELY important, the BASICS. Living… Continue reading Back To The Basics – Being Active With Chronic Illness (3 Minute Read)

Chronic Illness, Mindset, Routines & Structure

Tools That I Use To Manage My Chronic Illness – 4 Minute Read

We all have days that don't go as planned. Our bodies or minds don't cooperate which makes is hard to stay on top of the tasks at hand. I've always found that following a pattern and using the resources around me allowed me to sometimes still make some sort of progress even on the bad… Continue reading Tools That I Use To Manage My Chronic Illness – 4 Minute Read

Chronic Illness, Mindset, Triathlon

Finding The Ability To Overcome Adversity With Chronic Illness

Over the last few months, life has not been easy for me, and it is starting to wear on me. Between my Crohn's disease is in a minor flare, my asthma making it hard to breathe daily, my arthritis causing all my joints and bones hurt, and a back injury which I am trying to… Continue reading Finding The Ability To Overcome Adversity With Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness, Routines & Structure

Chronic Illness Job Hours – 24/7 (4 Minute Read)

Last night after I finished dinner, I was getting in some much-earned rest and relaxation after a long day of work. My brain was fried, and my body was exhausted. Then while sitting there, perfectly comfortable, and while this felt perfect, it was interrupted. My phone starts beeping and vibrating, so I reach down and… Continue reading Chronic Illness Job Hours – 24/7 (4 Minute Read)

Chronic Illness, Routines & Structure, Uncategorized

Winners Never Quit Isn’t True When Living With A Chronic Illness

Being a winner with chronic illness isn’t an easy task, yet it’s something that many people think should be the case when looking at those who are battling a disease. They say things like “It’s mind of matter” or “Have you tried (insert something ridiculous here)?” Meanwhile they don’t know the reality of fighting every… Continue reading Winners Never Quit Isn’t True When Living With A Chronic Illness

Chronic Illness, Routines & Structure

How A Nightly Routine Improved My Health And Career With Chronic Illness

Many patients ask me how I've overcome my chronic illnesses. This is a simple question, and one of the simple answers is my nightly routine. It's a habit I have created that has truly helped my mental and physical health, all while putting me in the best position for success with the adversity I face… Continue reading How A Nightly Routine Improved My Health And Career With Chronic Illness

General

Why I Started A Personal Blog

For years now I have been blogging for various websites including HealthCentral, my charity the Intense Intestines Foundation, and my patient productivity project Chronically Better You. Yet for some reason I have never created my own blog to share personal stories, advocacy efforts, helping other patients, the knowledge I have inside me that might help… Continue reading Why I Started A Personal Blog